Odd Olsen Ingerø

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Odd Olsen Ingerø
Governor of Svalbard
Assumed office
16 September 2009
Preceded by Per Sefland
In office
Preceded by Morten Ruud
Succeeded by Sven Ole Fagernæs (acting)
Personal details
Born (1950-09-22) 22 September 1950 (age 64)
Skjeberg, Norway

Odd Olsen Ingerø (born 22 September 1950) is a Norwegian civil servant and currently serving as the Governor of Svalbard.

He was born in Skjeberg.[1] In 2005, he was appointed director of the National Criminal Investigation Service.[1] He was the Governor of Svalbard between 2001 and 2005. He was succeeded by Sven Ole Fagernæs, and was preceded by Morten Ruud.[2] Before this he was chief of police in Sør-Varanger and Fredrikstad. He has also been a deputy judge.

He became Governor for a second term on 16 September 2009, succeeding Per Sefland, who held the post from 2005 to 2009.


  1. ^ a b Jonassen, Arild M. (7 January 2005). "Olsen ny Kripos-sjef". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  2. ^ Previous Governors, Svalbard Government website, retrieved October 24, 2007
Civic offices
Preceded by
Morten Ruud
Governor of Svalbard
Succeeded by
Sven Ole Fagernæs (acting)
Preceded by
Per Sefland
Governor of Svalbard
Police appointments
Preceded by
Arne Huuse
Director of the National Criminal Investigation Service
Succeeded by
Odd Reidar Humlegård